Brisbane Botanic Garden's arid region represents the dry regions of Central America and Africa featuring plants that adapt to their harsh environments.
Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha attractions
Brisbane City Council's Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha offers visitors a living museum of native and exotic plant collections. The themed sections include a fragrant garden, bamboo grove, arid zone, Japanese Gardens, waterfalls, tropical dome and the largest collection of Australian native rainforest trees in the world. The Auditorium features horticultural shows most weekends.
Watch a video of the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha created by Tourism Queensland.
Find out about the Pacific Islands Collection project which will be finished in late September 2020.
Free guided walks
Free guided walks resume on Monday 9 November 2020, with social distancing measures in place to meet Queensland Government coronavirus restrictions.
Bookings are required for guided walks. Phone the Botanic Gardens Administration team on 07 3403 2535 to make a booking.
Participants are also required to register their details for the purposes of contact tracing prior to the walk.
Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha has created a new home for its Pacific Islands Collection.
Previously located adjacent to the Queensland Herbarium, the collection was relocated to the more prominent Lagoon precinct, in the vicinity of the Demonstration Garden and Fossil and Primitive Plants Collection. This site was identified as a more suitable environment for the collection to mature and thrive.
Celebrating the natural and lush beauty of Australia’s nearest neighbours, the collection features a variety of coastal plants including Cook pines, coconut trees and a variety of interesting flora species native to the Pacific region. In its new home, the collection will be renamed ‘Pacific Flora’.
The relocation project was completed in late September 2020.
This project is part of the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha Master Plan 2018 and is one of the ways Council is creating more to see and do in a clean and green Brisbane.